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of the taliban. helmand is the deadliest province. do you feel like you're ready to retire? >> i'm jest getting started. >> reporter: and 23-year-old jones has one of the most tang rouse job, bomb disposal. >> it's a big deal for the country and the guys behind you. i saw an opportunity to do a little bit more. >> reporter: he's from dalton, georgia. a father of a 2-year-old boy. on this day, a tip comes in. jones and his team prepare for a tough day. >> bad day is coming out andnd doing our jobs and something going on. >> reporter: there are no big bomb suits. they prepare to detonate the ied. there's an achingly long silence, an then -- the blast rings in our ears. we walk to the crater. a local resident says there are three more this the area. >> get them out of here. >> reporter: hearts pounding, we follow our own footsteps across the canal. >> it is a good day. >> reporter: after we leave, joneneupdates our team with facebook messages. >> we have worked more ieds than any marine team in the country since march. shortly after y'all left, things got pretty hairy. we spent a few days fighting
to fight militants more effectively and to stop elements of pakistan's military from backing the taliban in afghanistan. all of this, one more sign of the growing tensions between the u.s. a a pakistan. >>> as all of this debate over spending plays out in washington, in towns across this country, millions of americans just want to find a job. tonight, another stunning number behind the new and rising unemployment figures. it now takes an average of ten months to find a job, the longest ever. millions of americans now have only food stamps to get by, and those benefits kick in once a month at midnight. and it's created a new shopper in this country. the families heading out in darkness to get their food. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> looks like it's ready. >> reporter: we spent more than a month following leslie benson and her family. she was laid off from her job as a corporate health care administrator two years ago. her unemployment has run out. and the state gives her just $97 in food stamps each month to feed her family of three. >> we live for t tt last day of the month so we can
begin with the developing story overseas. the taliban claims to have captured and executed a nato soldier in southern afghanistan. the british defense ministry confirms that one of its soldiers is missing. >>> we're following another developing story, this one off baja, california, where a tourist fishing boat carrying 44 people, most of them americans, capsized in heavy seas during a thunderstorm. one of the american tourists had died. and eight people are missing. some survivors were able to swim the shore. but they had to hike for quite some time to get help because the area is so remote. >> the reports that we received of the people who have been recovered are 27 u.s. passengers, mostly came from the northern californian area. the remaining 17 are the crew members aboard the vessel. >> the coast guard is helping the mexican navy search the area. seven of the eight people still missing are tourists. >>> and montana's governor is accusing exxon mobil of downplaying the extent of this weekend's oil spill in the yellowstone river. the company says the oil leaked from a pipeline wa
the countries is important. remember, america needs pakistan to help fight the taliban. to do that, pakistan needs america's money. bbc news, washington. >>> nearly two years after those american hikers were captured and taken to an iranian prison the only one to be released is pushing to bring her friend and fiance home. sarah shourd organized a rally in duluth, minnesota, for shane bauer and josh fattal, hoping to bring attention back to the men. the iranians accuse the hikers of being american spies. the hikers say they accidentally wandered across the border. >>> the royal couple, they are back home today after a whirlwind hollywood weekend. and yes, even tinseltown seemed a little bit star-r-ruck by wills and kate. bob woodruff was there for every single squeal. >> reporter: on thth final day of their north american tour, a greeting fit for rock stars. >> oh my goodness! >> i shook his hand. it was so exciting. look, i'm shaking. >> they're shaking hands, they're talking to the children, they're accepting their flowers, they're just lovely. >> reporter: and then for the
by a trusted associate at his home in kandahar yesterday. the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack but there's doubt about the rebel group's involvement. >>> in a moving white house remony president obama awarded the nation's highest military honor to army sergeant first class leroy petry for bravery in the line of fire. petry's actions cost him his right hand but he saved the lives of his comrades. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: above and beyond. that's where leroy petry went in may 2008. afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures from before he found out what he was made o o with the true sign of that today being a ceremony, a certain discomfort at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school. but who out there picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand. but he's alive, rare for medal of honor winners who usually are honored posthumously. but there's also this. leroy petry decided he's not done. and
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